Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza / Edition 2

Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza / Edition 2

by John Daido Loori
     
 

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ISBN-10: 086171394X

ISBN-13: 9780861713943

Pub. Date: 07/10/2005

Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA

Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself to Bodhidharma and Dogen and many of modern Zen Buddhism's most influential masters, all pointing directly to the heart of this powerful practice. Edited by

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Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself to Bodhidharma and Dogen and many of modern Zen Buddhism's most influential masters, all pointing directly to the heart of this powerful practice. Edited by one of America's pre-eminent Zen teachers, this book is a rich resource for wisdom seekers and scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861713943
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
07/10/2005
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,109,932
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Hongzhi, Dogen, and the Background of Shikantaza1
Editor's Note11
Guidepost of Silent Illumination13
Cultivating the Empty Field15
Zazengi: Rules for Zazen19
Fukanzazengi: Universal Recommendations for Zazen21
Zazenshin: Lancet of Seated Meditation25
Zazen Yojinki: What To Be Aware of in Zazen41
Shikantaza51
The Tenzo Kyokun and Shikantaza55
The Wholehearted Way63
No Dualism67
Commentary on Fukanzazengi71
How to Sit95
To Live Is Just to Live101
To Study the Self105
On "Silent Illumination"117
Nanyue Polishes a Tile127
Yaoshan's Non-Thinking135
Suzuki Roshi's Practice of Shikantaza145
A Coin Lost in the River Is Found in the River149
Just Sitting155
Will You Sit with Me?161
Yangshan's State of Mind167
AppendixFoundational Texts
Satipatthana Sutta: The Foundations of Mindfulness177
Bloodstream Sermon187
The Fundamental Expedient Teachings for Calming the Mind That Attains Enlightenment191
Treatise on the Essentials of Cultivating the Mind205
The Platform Sutra219
Jewel Mirror of Samadhi223
Who's Who227
Permissions Credits233
Index237

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